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freedom of the press

Definition of freedom of the press

  1. :  the right of newspapers, magazines, etc., to report news without being controlled by the government



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : :  the quality or state of being free: as

    :  the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action

    :  liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another :  independence

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  1. :  a crowd or crowded condition :  throng

    :  a thronging or crowding forward or together

    :  an apparatus or machine by which a substance is cut or shaped, an impression of a body is taken, a material is compressed, pressure is applied to a body, liquid is expressed, or a cutting tool is fed into the work by pressure

  1. :  to act upon through steady pushing or thrusting force exerted in contact :  squeeze

    :  assail, harass

    :  afflict, oppress

  1. :  to force into service especially in an army or navy :  impress

    :  to take by authority especially for public use :  commandeer

    :  to take and force into any usually emergency service

  1. :  impressment into service especially in a navy

    :  a warrant for impressing recruits


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